Peace Bridge getting a facelift, expect delays

| 3/29/2006

Construction will begin in less than two weeks to replace parts of the Peace Bridge, which connects Buffalo, NY, and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

The bridge needs expansion joints replaced on the deck, according to the Peace Bridge Authority. The project is expected to last from April 10 until mid-June, with work scheduled from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

More than 500,000 cars and trucks could cross the border during that time, according to the month of April statistics in 2005.

Vehicles more than 10 feet wide and in excess of 130,000 pounds will be restricted to follow certain procedures for crossing the bridge during the first phase. Following a lane closure on May 9, those vehicles will be prohibited from the bridge 24 hours a day until construction ends in mid-June.